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German air force Tornado fighter jet Ursula von der Leyen German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen in front of a Tornado aircraft at the German airbase in Jagel, near the German-Danish border, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer. Germany's Tornado fighter jets may not be able to participate in NATO ...
After eight years the German army has ended its training mission to Somalia and has returned all Bundeswehr soldiers to Germany. The move was confirmed to dpa by a spokesman for the Defense Ministry in Berlin on Tuesday. The ministry had already announced the withdrawal from the east African ...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – The Cold War-era Tornado fighter jets of the German Air Force are now worthless to the operational needs of the NATO alliance according to a German defense ministry report. The report clarified that the 4th generation swing-wing fighter in Luftwaffe service is no longer ...
The German military has accused drill instructors at the Staufer barracks in Pullendorf of intentionally overexerting new recruits during a training exercise in January, which saw six soldiers break down from exhaustion or injury. Citing an unpublished report by Bundeswehr State Secretary Peter Tauber, German weekly ...
The Leopard 2A7 main battle tank of the German military participates in exercises during a media day at the Bundeswehr training grounds Oct. 14, 2016, near Bergen, Germany. (Alexander Koerner/Getty Images). MELBOURNE, Australia ― Singapore is denying it took delivery of Leopard 2A7 main battle ...
A proposed new NATO logistics command would be based in the southern German city of Ulm, the German Defense Ministry said on Tuesday. State secretary in the ministry, Peter Tauber, told lawmakers that a broad plan for the new Joint Support and Enabling Command (JSEC) would be completed by ...

German military will work to build up security forces loyal to Baghdad by advising Iraq's defense ministry and providing its troops with training, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen told lawmakers on Thursday. The parliament in Berlin is discussing the continuation of Germany's major military ...
Groups that support the PKK and PYD announced yesterday that they "attacked and burned some vehicles from the German military in Soltau." The trucks were reportedly parked on a wire-secured NATO site in the Soltau industrial area in Carl-Benz-Strasse. "The police press claims today the vehicles ...
Per the report, the German military remains below the 2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) threshold for military spending required of NATO members, which raises further critical vulnerabilities. Germany, as a state, has always been reluctant to revise its role as a military power in Europe – given its ...
Germany is struggling to maintain the operational readiness of its military aircraft inventory, as obsolescence issues and challenges around the introduction of new platforms combine to diminish front-line availability. Helicopters, in particular, are singled out for their low deployability rates by the German ...

Despite being overstretched by shortages of reliable equipment and thousands of vacant positions, the German military is reportedly planning to deploy troops to Iraq as part of a new mission to train security forces there. German advisers are expected to mentor Iraqi soldiers, training them in explosive ...
General Volker Wieker, inspector general of the German military, told reporters at a separate event Tuesday that Germany would have the needed equipment to head NATO's Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) in Eastern Europe from 2019. He said the military had a long-range plan to address ...
The German military is under-equipped to take on its upcoming role as leader of NATO's anti-Russian defense force, a leaked document shows. Opposition politicians ... The German military's role must meet "the needs of Iraq," Ursula von der Leyen said after meeting with the Iraqi prime minister. As the fight ...
Earlier, other media reports suggested that the German military had trouble preparing for the mission. Only last week, Die Welt newspaper revealed the German army's 9th armor brigade only has nine operational Leopard 2 tanks, whereas 44 are required for the VJTF. The same unit, said to be the ...
The German military introduces new rules and strips the name of a WWI general from a barracks. But Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen is still facing ... The German military has also been embroiled in sexual abuse scandals and hazing at a military base. Adding insult to injury, troops were so severely ...
The plans however follow reports that the German military, which spends a smaller proportion of its GDP on its military than other big powers such as France and Britain, lacks tanks, spare parts, bulletproof vests, tents and winter clothing. Critics have said the shortages cast doubt on Germany's pledges to ...
BERLIN (Reuters) - German officials investigating the deadly crash of a military Airbus Tiger helicopter in Mali last July remain focused on an aberration in the aircraft's longitudinal control system, according to a report given to lawmakers. Defence State Secretary Markus Gruebel told members of the parliamentary defense ...
German military forced to fuel Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif's plane in Munich — report. Germany's military stepped in after airport fuel companies — citing US sanctions — refused to refuel an Iranian plane. The incident almost prevented Iran's foreign minister from attending a prominent security conference.
A German national believed to be a military advisor to the Taliban in Afghanistan has been arrested in the insurgency-racked province of Helmand, officials told AFP late on Feb. 28. “A man with a long beard, wearing a black turban who identified himself as a German citizen and speaks German was taken ...
Limited number of weapons in German military ready for action: report. German lawmakers are set to hear about how .... The German military is under-equipped to take on its upcoming role as leader of NATO's anti-Russian defense force, a leaked document shows. Opposition politicians say the defense ...


 

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